Tag: Library cuts

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd October 2013

Ealing Today : 23rd October New Management For Ealing’s Libraries http://www.ealingtoday.co.uk/shared/ealibrarychange001.htm Local Guardian : 23rd October John Laing Integrated Services bought out just weeks after taking control of Croydon libraries http://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/10755374.Council_contractor_bought_out_just_weeks_after_taking_control_of_libraries/ Croydon Advertiser : 22 October Croydon Libraries under new…

Libraries News Round-up: 20th October 2013

Sheffield Telegraph : 20th October Hope for libraries The council said there had been a “marked increase” in numbers of groups coming forward wanting to run them. http://www.sheffieldtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/hope-for-libraries-1-6158137 TES : 18th October Leadership – Libraries are necessities, not luxuries A…

Libraries News Round-up: 19th October 2013

The Star : 19th October Campaign to save Sheffield library branches hotting up http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/campaign-to-save-sheffield-library-branches-hotting-up-1-6163372 Huddersfield Examiner : 19th October Kirklees libraries service wins BASE award http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-libraries-service-wins-base-6207408 THE INDEPENDENT : 18th October Chris Bryant MP | These local cuts are dismantling the last…

Libraries News Round-up: 16th October 2013

GOV.UK Take Part | Create a community library Find out how you can help support local libraries, including taking on ownership and management.  https://www.gov.uk/government/get-involved/take-part/create-a-community-library#what-is-it THE BOOKSELLER : 16th October Society of Chief Librarians strikes reference deal  It is hoped that the agreement…

Libraries News Round-up: 14th October 2013

THE INDEPENDENT : 14th October Neil Gaiman: Closing libraries ‘is like stopping the vaccination programmes’  http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/neil-gaiman-closing-libraries-is-like-stopping-the-vaccination-programmes-8879956.html Reading Agency : 14th October Neil Gaiman delivers our second annual lecture good detail and extracts http://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/neil-gaiman-delivers-our-second-annual-lecture.html THE BOOKSELLER : 14th October Gaiman: closing…

Libraries News Round-up: 13th October 2013

Don’t Privatise Libraries : 13th October Speak up for Libraries Conference 23/11/13; Resisting, Improving and Promoting! http://dontprivatiselibraries.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/speak-up-for-libraries-conference.html  The Star : 13th October Letter | I prefer a library to a council office makeover http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/i-prefer-a-library-to-a-council-office-makeover-1-6141485 Sheffield Telegraph : 13th October Clegg’s anger over library…

Libraries News Round-up: 12th October 2013

Inside Moray : 12th October Cabinet Secretary to ask Moray Council to reconsider Libraries closures http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=1108 First News : 12th October Nine libraries set to shut doors in Sunderland  http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/nine-libraries-set-to-shut-doors-in-sunderland-i9981 Public Libraries News See this pinterest board “A notable thing…

Libraries News Round-up: 2nd October 2013

Huffington Post : 2nd October Ed Vaizey Says ‘Completely Useless’ Description Is ‘So True’ http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/10/02/ed-vaizey-useless_n_4028411.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003 Chamberlain Files : 2nd October Cash cuts may force Birmingham community libraries to close, city council admits http://www.thechamberlainfiles.com/cash-cuts-may-force-birmingham-community-libraries-to-close-city-council-admits/ Manchester Evening News : 2nd October Stockport | Library…

Libraries News Round-up: 28th September 2013

Gazette Series : 27th September Strike action to close South Gloucestershire libraries tomorrow  http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/10703187.Strike_action_to_close_South_Gloucestershire_libraries_tomorrow/ Market Rasen Mail : 28th September Letter | Libraries – Figures don’t stack up  http://www.marketrasenmail.co.uk/news/letters-opinion/letter-libraries-figures-don-t-stack-up-1-5521916 This Is Grimsby : 28th September Brand new chapter for library as it closes…

Libraries News Round-up: 25th September 2013

Public Libraries News : 24th September Editorial | Past President of CILIP helps lead plans for volunteer library http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/09/past-president-of-cilip-helps-lead-plans-for-volunteer-library.html BBC News : 25th September Sunderland City Council to close nine libraries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24274982 Sunderland Echo : 25th September Protestors slam ‘undemocratic’ council after…

Libraries News Round-up: 24th September 2013

THE GUARDIAN : 24th September Sue Charteris |Libraries are trusted spaces, but this doesn’t mean they have to stay the same http://www.theguardian.com/local-government-network/2013/sep/24/library-service-council-space Public Libraries News : 23rd September Editorial | Three controversial ideas – council overheads, 3D printing and LibraryPlus http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/09/three-controversial-ideas-council-overheads-3d-printing-and-libraryplus.html Huddersfield Examiner…

Libraries News Round-up: 23rd September 2013

Northern Scot : 23rd September Equality Commission to consider Moray Council library decision http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Equality-Commission-to-consider-Moray-Council-library-decision-23092013.htm THE BOOKSELLER : 23rd September Blackman: ‘ringfence library budgets’ http://www.thebookseller.com/news/blackman-ringfence-library-budgets.html Good Library Blog : 23rd September Lincolnshire public library service http://www.goodlibraryguide.com/blog/ Liverpool Echo : 23rd September…

Libraries News Round-up: 18th September 2013

PRIVATE EYE Issue 1349 (p.32) Library News | Sunderland THE BOOKSELLER : 18th September Speak Up For Libraries conference in November http://www.thebookseller.com/news/speak-libraries-conference-november.html Alan Gibbons Diary : 18th September Alan’s thoughts on the free school meals measure  “While a child’s stomach has to…

Libraries News Round-up: 15th September 2013

New Save Our Libraries – Campaign to halt library closures in Moray and throughout Scotland Campaigners to lobby Council Convenor http://saveourlibraries.org.uk/?p=39   and on Twitter: @MorayLibraries Spalding Today : 15th September Dream to save library for a village hub A survey has been sent…

Libraries News Round-up: 10th September 2013

No Confidence in Ed Vaizey : 10th September Bob Usherwood: our professional duty to support the motion http://noconfidenceinedvaizey.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/bob-usherwood-our-professional-duty-to-support-the-motion/ Inside Moray : 10th September Opposition gathers as Moray Council admit legal challenge likely http://insidemoray.co.uk/?p=835 The Scotsman : 10th September Half of…

Libraries News Round-up: 9th September 2013

London Evening Standard : 9th September Lambeth | Council facing £150,000 bill after squatters trash ex-library  http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/council-facing-150000-bill-after-squatters-trash-exlibrary-8804548.html OTS News : 8th September Sefton Council Discriminating Over Access To Library Anyone who believes that Sefton Council is discriminating against the people of Southport…

Libraries News Round-up: 7th September 2013

DutchNews.nl : 7th September Not all libraries should be closed: cabinet http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/09/not_all_libraries_should_be_cl.php THE INDEPENDENT : 7th September Boyd Tonkin: Brum’s palace of the book is a triumph – but can it spread its golden glow? http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/boyd-tonkin-brums-palace-of-the-book-is-a-triumph–but-can-it-spread-its-golden-glow-8803070.html Birmingham Press : 3rd…